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Cockshutt 70 - Ymir, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 18.638 W 117° 13.497
11U E 483649 N 5462012
Quick Description: While motoring along on the back road between Ymir and Porto Rico we happened upon this old Cockshutt.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 3/16/2015 10:31:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMNH7V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
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Long Description:
First thing I did was lift the hood to find that the mice or the rats have been eating parts off the engine - the manifold, valve cover and rocker arms were missing, as well as a few other small parts nearby. One of them managed to leave their spark plug socket and another socket behind, though.

Made from 1935 - 1945, Cockshutts of that era were actually Made by Oliver in Charles City, Iowa. Most Cockshutts wore red and cream paint instead of the Oliver Green, though some were sold wearing green with cream wheels and grille, and the sheet metal was a bit different, but underneath they were identical.

The 70, and all Cockshutt models of the time, came in three flavours, the Row-Crop, with a tricycle chassis, the Orchard, with a low-profile, and this model, the Standard, with standard chassis. Power was provided by a six cylinder gasoline engine of 201.3 ci (3.3 L). Rated as a 2 plow tractor, it produced 19.84 drawbar hp and 27.79 hp at the belt at Nebraska Tractor Tests. Weight was 3,300 pounds. The transmission used was a bog standard 4 forward and 1 reverse gear unit.

Though the Oliver 70 continued in production until 1948, Cockshutt began making its own tractors in 1946, the first line of modern farm tractors manufactured in Canada. The origins of the company's agricultural business can be traced to the 1870s and various businesses operated by the Cockshutt family. The Cockshutt Plow Company was registered in 1910. The company's tractor manufacturing operations were acquired by White Motor Company (later to be White Tractor) in 1961.

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Engine Type: Internal Combustion

Wheel Type: Rubber

Make: Cockshutt

Model: 70

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